Robert Magnuson Posted: 2020-06-10 13:27:19

Robert Magnuson


Robert Magnuson, 68 of Algonquin died peacefully, June 8, 2020 with his family by his side.
A visitation will be held on June 13, 2020 from 3:00 to 6:00pm with a service at 5:30pm all at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to JourneyCare Hospice of Barrington or Save a Pet Animal Shelter of Grays Lake. Everyone is encouraged to leave a message or share a memory of Robert at
Robert was born July 10, 1951 in Chicago, the son of Elmer and Louise Magnuson. He married Nancy Koehler. He worked as a carpenter and contractor. He was a great craftsman and enjoyed mentoring others by sharing his knowledge of construction. Robert enjoyed fishing, diving, and island vacations along with computer gaming. He was a music and history buff who loved trips to visit historic locations including Civil War battlefields and Greenfield Village. He was a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him especially for his memorable personality, quick wit, great memory, story telling and loving-sensitive spirit.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his siblings, Henry (Ann) Magnuson, Donald (Lynn)Magnuson, Elouise Magnuson, and Gary (late Elizabeth) Magnuson, and by nieces and nephews, Henry Jr., Kevin (Ivonne), Scott, Kathryn (Peter), Steven (Jenn), Jeff (Tammy), Randy (Andrea), Matthew (Randi) and Jennifer, and by great nieces and nephews, Aryn, Chris, Mike, Brittany, Jackie, Carey, and Vivian, Cashton, Skylar and Matthew Jr., and Hazelynn. He took the time to understand and know each one because he said being the "best uncle he could be was important to him". He also had many great-great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Charlene (Vic) Rosa and wife Tish Koehler( late brother in law Edd).
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Linda, and brother-in-law, Edd.
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Charlene Rosa 2020-06-10 14:37:21

You were a great brother-in-law and uncle. Loved the times we all spent together over the years. You will be missed . I know you were ready but we never are. We love you. Fly high

Gina 2020-06-10 15:19:09

So very sorry! Bob was a great man that always had a story to tell. You are in my thoughts and prayers Aunt Nancy! Xoxoxoxo

Shawn Wilson 2020-06-10 16:39:23

Uncle Robert was one of a kind & so genuinely Loved by All of Us (Christopher, Michael & Aryn) we have so many Great memories that include him❤️ Prayers for Aunt Nancy in the coming days

Dennis 2020-06-10 19:40:11

Sad to say goodbye to my Best Friend. Bob could talk forever and always make me laugh.

Lin (linny) Allen 2020-06-11 01:33:07

I have known Robert for 50 years, Nancy has been my dearest friend/sister of the heart for my entire life. We grew up living across the street from each other. Losing Robert is being felt so deeply by his family & friends. I am so honored to have been a part of their lives for all of these years. Robert May you Rest In Peace & You will be missed by many, especially Nancy, your true love! Again, my sincere condolences. ❤️

Pat Pazy (Patty) 2020-06-11 02:25:31

Dear Nancy, I was so very sorry to hear of Robert's passing...I'm sure he will be missed by many friends, family, but no one more than you. I cannot even begin to imagine what you must be feeling during this very sad time, but do know that we all love you and are there for you whenever you may need us. Love you.....

Barbara Byrd 2020-06-11 16:41:37

Nancy For the short time I knew Robert, he was delightful and full of life, His stories were a pleasure to listen to, and I know he truly loved his family. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. I know Robert is not suffering anymore, because he is with God and looking down on us.

Tish Koehler 2020-06-11 22:54:56

My condolences to Nancy and the family on your loss. Robert was a great brother in law and will be missed by everyone. We all are going to miss your stories. Rest in peace

Kathy Byrd 2020-06-12 17:57:19

I will never stop missing him. He was life itself. He was complicated, he was beautiful, he was full of light and constant brilliance. He was my uncle. He was my friend. No one will ever fill a room the way he did. There will never be anyone quite like him. I’m so lucky to have known him.

Marjorie Lindstrom 2020-06-12 20:40:29

Nancy I am SO SORRY to hear of Robert's passing. I remember when I stopped him at the Scandinavian Picnic because he had a Baxter tee shirt on. When I found out who he was married to, we both got a shock! It was so much fun chatting with you both that day! Know that you and the entire family are in my heart and prayers.

Kathy Ferricher 2020-06-13 15:51:23

I was 19 when I met Robert. In fact I introduced him to Nancy. I warned her that he might not be her type...boy was I wrong. He used to kid me and say I was his favorite person because I introduced him to Nancy. I always loved his quick sense of humor and his laugh. He will be missed!

carol defiore 2020-06-13 22:06:02


Sandra Larson 2020-06-13 22:14:34

Our hearts are saddened by the loss of our dear Robert. I met Robert about forty years ago when Nancy Lynn and I had a girls outting and Robert showed up on his boat, trying to win Nancy's heart back again. He was tall, good lucking, charming, funnny and could tell you anything about history, trivia or whatever else you wanted to know. But most of all Nancy's girlfireinds always knew that she was the love of his life. Nancy I cannot even imagine the emptiness you are feeling right now but what I do know is that Robert will always be by your side watching over you and protecting you. Love, Sandie and Gene

Randi & Matt Rosa 2020-06-14 18:44:20

Sharing from images Matt and Randi sent balloons with message to Uncle Robert into the sky From Randi-We love you and miss you so much. the world will never be the same. Heaven is lucky to have you. Rest in peace Uncle Robert. Love Randi Rosa From Matt-I love you uncle Robert and I think of you almost every step of my day and I realize how much you have taught me. I will never forget everything you've done and taught me. You mean the world to me. I could go on and on but I know you know. I love You.